Biosphere Reserve Information

Japan

Sobo, Katamuki and Okue

2017

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This site, which is part of the Sobo-Katamuki-Okue mountain range, is characterized by steep mountains. The forests cover 85% of the area of this 243,672 ha site. The use of forest resources (wood production, shiitake mushroom cultivation, coal production ...) has remained sustainable. Due to the high forest biodiv ersity, research on fauna and flora in the Mountain Range has been conducted for quite a long time and the area has become an important base of biodiversity in the region.

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Location

Latitude

32°49'52''N

Longitude

131°32'20''E

Area (hectares)

Surface Area

243,672

Core Area

1,580

Buffer Area

17,748

Transition Area

224,344

Map

Last updated: 2017

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